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About the course

Participants are expected to contribute and be interactive online as well as offline (live- in seminars). The students will be examined by filing a paper digitally for further assessment by an examiner. 

The maximum number of students is twenty. Admission to the course is on a first come first served basis. To apply for the course, please send your name, address, personal identity number, as well as, the name of your institution, graduate studies program and research area to

Notification of admission will be sent in early April.



Information about live-in seminars settings

The summer school live- in seminars will be held in Åstol, an exotic little island on the west coast of Sweden. The island of Åstol is very small. Because of this, the participants will live in different houses spread out around the island. Organizers will arrange all accommodations. Lunch and dinner will be served at the restaurant or the café. The grocery store is open if you would like to buy some food for breakfast. The costs of your stay, food and travel are to be paid on the island. The total cost is estimated at about 1 800 SEK (2 lunches, 1 dinner, accommodations and travel to and from Trollhättan).

Further information about Åstol

The summer school live- in seminars will be held in Åstol, an exotic little island on the west coast of Sweden. Today nearly 200 people live there year-round on the island. Åstol is a small, but highly vibrant community with a grocery store, library, cafe and restaurant. The first thing one sees of Åstol is a hillcrest with white houses that are almost all located in the east-west direction. The fascinating port is situated in a unique bay that forms a natural and protected harbor. The island consists of windswept hills of the volcanic rock type amphibolite and narrow valleys where the plants have taken root. The roads leading up to the cozy buildings are narrow and car-free. On the western horizon one can see the well-known lighthouse, called Pater Noster and, to the south, Carlstens Fortress on Marstrand. In the middle of the island, you can sit down and relax in the lush park. There is also a memorial erected in memory of the deceased fishermen. Other experiences are the salt bath, water slide, fishing and music evenings at the smokehouse. The contrasts between summer and winter is clearly visible out at sea. On a spring day you can feel the heat from south sun and hear eider males calling over the water; on a summer’s day, you can experience calm water and busy boat traffic; on an autumn day, you can watch windstorms and rebellious seas, and on a raw cold winter’s day you can be entranced by smoky waters. In all, it can be a balm for the soul.